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Utah's COVID-19 case numbers continue to trend in the right direction

Posted at 6:32 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 20:32:32-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah continues to trend in the right direction in terms of Covid-19 case numbers.

Fox 13's weekly examination of county-by-county case totals shows 97 percent of Utahns live in counties where numbers were lower in the 7 days from February 2 to February 8 than in the 7 previous days.

READ: Under 1,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in Utah Tuesday: 10 new deaths

Only five counties saw increased numbers: Duchesne, Garfield, Sanpete, Sevier, and Wayne.

Vaccination rates are also speeding up.

Statewide, 3.1 percent of Utahns have had both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer Vaccine and 9.4 percent have gotten at least the first dose.

San Juan is far ahead of all counties in both counties. More than 7 percent of their residents have been fully vaccinated and more than 15 percent have gotten an initial dose.

READ: COVID-19 shots now available at some Utah Walmart and Sam’s Club locations

Other counties with more than 10 percent of residents getting at least their first dose of vaccine are Summit, Wasatch, and Salt Lake.

Utah County has the lowest numbers in both categories, though their young population may be part of the reason for their low numbers because the largest eligible group are those older than 70.